Man United legend blasts club for offloading future Ballon D’or winner

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has blasted his former club for letting Paul Pogba leave the club for free back in 2012, according to reports from the Express.

Pogba was snapped up by Juventus in the summer of 2012 and the France international went on to become one of the best midfielders in the world today, with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea both extremely keen on his services.

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Now ex-United defender Ferdinand believes that the 22-year-old will go on to one day win the Ballon D’or, and has hit out at Sir Alex Ferguson for letting go one of the best talents of his generation.

“Potentially, Pogba can be a Ballon d’or winner,” he said.

“I asked him. “Why are you going? Where are you going? You’re going to Juventus.

“That’s not as good a league as the Premier League.

“You’re at Manchester United. Where are you going? What are you doing?

“He looked at me deadpan and went: ‘I want to be the best player in the world and I’m not playing. I want to go and play.’”

The Red Devils were interested in bringing Pogba back during the summer, but they went out to sign Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton and Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich instead.

While Pogba helped Juve to a 2-1 win over Man City in the Champions League, United failed to overcome PSV Eindhoven at the Philips Stadion, losing 2-1 to the Eredivisie side.